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With any construction project in East Alabama or West Georgia, there will be a necessary degree of destruction. Trees must be cleared, dirt has to be moved, and brush needs to be taken away. Alongside these actions, Alabama and Georgia law dictates that measures must be put into place to prevent unnecessary damage through erosion.

One of the most effective methods of preventing erosion at a construction site is through hydroseeding the sections of the construction site with exposed dirt.

Hydroseeding to Protect From Soil Erosion

The foremost benefit that hydroseeding offers developers on an active construction site is that it holds the soil in place and prevents dirt from being swept away.

Grasses have extensive root systems that reach several feet down into the soil, extend horizontally, and weave into a root system with the other grasses. This creates a type of net throughout the top layer of soil that holds the soil in place preventing it from being taken away by rain, wind, ice, etc.

Hydroseeding to Protect From Fossil Fuel Pollution

The recent oil spill off of the coast of California has thrust the harmful effects of oil spills and fossil fuel pollution back into the spotlight of American environmental concerns and it has caused the biggest crisis that the company Amplify Energy has likely ever had.

When this bad publicity is coupled with the more fundamental harm of environmental degradation caused by such catastrophes, companies have to consider what the best methods of prevention are and decide which methods they will employ.

For construction companies, hydroseeding is often one of the most cost effective ways to mitigate fossil fuel pollution, not only during construction, but for years to come on the work site.

How Hydroseeding Protects Environments From Carbon Emissions

Through a process called carbon sequestration, grasses help to reduce the harmful effect that construction and other combustion engine vehicles have on the environment.

Like humans, grasses breathe. Unlike humans, though, when grasses ‘breathe’ they take in carbon dioxide and put out oxygen. This process helps to reduce the levels of harmful carbon particles that are released into the atmosphere.

How Hydroseeding Protects Environments From Oil Runoff

Though oil is undoubtedly harmful to grasses and will often kill grasses that it comes in contact with, they act as a buffer between large amounts of runoff oil and other environmental features and resources like creeks, rivers, forests, aquifers, etc.

This buffering plays an essential protective role for the environment because it greatly reduces the amount of ecological harm caused to natural areas and communities surrounding construction sites.

Hydroseeding to Protect Your Work

Soil erosion is an extremely destructive consequence of wind and rain. Not only does it harm the environments to which the soil is carried, it also destroys the topography of the land from which the soil was taken.

When the ground is moved on a large scale, as is the case with many construction projects, these areas become particularly vulnerable to destruction from soil loss. So, if the land that you are building on does not have adequate protection measures in place, your work could be washed away in years, months, or even days after completion.

Hydroseeding helps to establish good root systems that hold soil in place and ultimately preserve your construction project from destruction.

If you need hydroseeding for a construction project in East Alabama or West Georgia, contact Burns Environmental today. Our team of erosion control professionals are capable of providing expert hydroseeding services and additional erosion control measures to help your company combat erosion on your sites.

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